Harry Styles: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

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    This performance was recorded on February 25, 2020. We will continue releasing Tiny Desk videos of shows that had already been taped. In light of current events, NPR is postponing new live tapings of Tiny Desk Concerts. In the meantime, check out Tiny Desk (home) concerts! They’re recorded by the artists in their home. It’s the same spirit - stripped-down sets, an intimate setting - just a different space.
    Watch Harry Styles play "Cherry", "Watermelon Sugar", "To Be So Lonely" and "Adore You" at the Tiny Desk.
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    March 16, 2020 | Lyndsey McKenna and Marissa Lorusso -- Like many who have graced the Tiny Desk before him, the awkwardness of performing in a working office wasn't lost on Harry Styles. "It just feels like you're in the way," he joked. But when you watch his set from behind Bob Boilen's desk, you'd never suspect any discomfort.
    Backed by his touring band, Styles performed several songs from his latest solo album, Fine Line. Between tracks, he talked about the process of writing these songs: From the day off in Nashville that led to "Watermelon Sugar," to the feeling of lovesickness he tried to capture in "Adore You." The camaraderie between the band was clear; and Styles was in on the joy, twirling in his seat between verses.
    Styles might not necessarily be the first name that comes to mind when you think of public radio's only working, desk-music-discovery platform. After all, he's got a wildly devoted fanbase that's followed his every move since his One Direction days. In fact, before soundcheck had even started, a crowd of fans had begun to gather outside NPR HQ. They rightly suspected he would be playing a Tiny Desk concert after word got out that the former One Directioner was spotted in D.C. with no tour date on his public schedule.
    But beyond the headlines, Styles has proven to be an artist who takes his songcraft and aesthetic seriously, interested in subverting expectations of what a pop star can and should sound like in 2020. That sense of unpretentious creativity is exactly what he brought to his Tiny Desk performance - and it definitely earned him some new adoring public radio fans in the process.
    "I have to come into NPR more often," Styles said after he and his band played their first song. "It's nice here."
    We - and our massive crowd of colleagues - couldn't agree more.
    SET LIST
    "Cherry"
    "Watermelon Sugar"
    "To Be So Lonely"
    "Adore You"
    MUSICIANS
    Harry Styles: vocals, guitar; Sarah Jones: drums, vocals; Mitch Rowland: guitar; Adam Prendergast: bass, vocals; Ny Oh: guitar, vocals; Charlotte Clark: piano, Wurlitzer, guitar, vocals
    CREDITS
    Producers: Robin Hilton, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative director: Bob Boilen; Audio engineers: Josh Rogosin, James Willetts; Videographers: Kara Frame, CJ Riculan, Melany Rochester, Morgan Noelle Smith; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Production Assistant: Shanti Hands; Executive producer: Lauren Onkey; VP, programming: Anya Grundmann; Photo: Max Posner/NPR

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    1. NPR Music

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      1. Marcela Franco

        How to support if you aren't in the US?

    2. jessica a

      the girl in the yellow is singing a little too loud for my liking :/ i feel like i could barely hear harry in some parts :(

    3. Pjoy

      this makes me calm and HAPPY 💗🥰

    4. wilones

      is no one gna talk abt how pretty harry's guitar in cherry??¿!!¡

    5. Isabelle Palmeira

      perfect

    6. mistersparrow

      All of this was pretty beautiful

    7. Nicole Ann Fernando

      this is probs going to be the closest harry and taylor gets again

    8. Hexham Creative

      The drummer, Sarah Jones, is so feeling the rhythm. Especially on Adore You <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="912">15:12</a>

    9. L CT

      His albums slap.

    10. Patience smith

      Wish he did sign off the times

    11. Alexandra Abuid

      officially knocked down sting and shaggy off my top three favorite npr presentations i am shook

    12. aola wili

      When he finally goes up high on "walk through fire for you" is an experience like no other

    13. Bena Feriel

      Sarah and her band 😍😍😍😍😜

      1. aola wili

        Me perdoe por ter te subestimado tanto no OneDiretion você é simplesmente incrível Harry ❤️

    14. Giovanna Ribeiro

      Não consigo parar de assistir esse vídeo...

    15. lilb0yb1ue

      It makes me so happy to see the joy on all their faces every time they finish a song. Like they KNOW they are killing it.

    16. Silvia Rodriguez

      you are incredible

    17. Joce Moto

      ❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️

    18. Emily Jung

      I am deeply in love with this man

    19. Nora S

      “you know when you LIKE someone 😁” was so sweet

    20. Kendal G

      okay but the backing vocals in adore you... amazing. sensational. beautiful

    21. Ruth Irwin

      I never knew that Jon Snow plays bass.

    22. Kyra Cheera

      Backup singers are KILLING IT! Also I've watched this like 10 times lol

    23. Luisina Beltrán

      dios, es tan admirable, en serio, amo a este hombre ❤️

    24. crash

      when freedom girl drums in the direction of mustard girl she suddenly is Ginny Weasley

    25. Andrethetiny

      He's got the 9 rings of power...

    26. wroughtirony

      if ther are 6 of you its not a tiny desk concert. FAIL.

    27. Ruby Elizabeth

      Watching this 10 times a day is self care

    28. Katherine Song

      when he said malibu i thought of malabami. any other directioners?

    29. francisco acacio

      Me perdoe por ter te subestimado tanto no OneDiretion você é simplesmente incrível Harry ❤️

    30. Grant Peterson

      His space guitar is so cute

    31. Denise Mara

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="192">3:12</a> so cute Harry

    32. Corrie Kennedy

      I love Harry Styles.

    33. reza jafari

      hi please go and vote for harry @t

    34. Jesica Van Aertselaere

      Beautiful Harry and his band🎶🎶🤗😍

    35. Daheixiong

      He seems like a nicely sensitive young guy. I mean that totally as a compliment.

    36. Jasmine Scorse-chen

      Take me harry

    37. Uziel Rengifo

      what a cute misalignment of likes

    38. Mayalynnebabyy

      The way this version of Watermelon Sugar sent my soul...i cannot believe it just got better

    39. Cadence Argent

      I really love One Direction but I always thought Harry was overrated. Now I listen to his album everyday wow.

    40. Celeste Rivas

      The way he smiles at Charlotte from time to time like ughh😻

    41. Connor Dougherty

      Is no one going to mention how his nails complete the pastel vibe he's giving off?

    42. Lori Bateman

      Awesome these guys are amazing 😄❤️🇨🇦

    43. Valentina Vargas

      IT IS WHAT IT IS FHFJJFF

    44. Mia Cienfuegos

      Harry’s band is 10/10 🖤

    45. SIEL

      the songs are actually kinda cool! on another note, think NPRs' heating system is quiet good! I've noticed a few artists said that..its quiet hot.. ;D

    46. Zahra Ramadhani

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="168">2:48</a> OMG

    47. Derlis_Whatever

      Not Lover in the back ajdkjasdfjkjk

    48. Carol Wright

      How does he not have any bad songs?? It's crazy

    49. Marina Souagui

      They are amazing 😭I can't wait to see him

    50. smartalec1991

      I think i fell in love with Harry’s pianist in lovely orangey hair.

    51. Jase H

      Massive thumbs up to the band and Harry 👍

    52. Jase H

      You and your band are excellent

    53. paul zegarra

      what´s the name of the blonde girl? , i like her style , she is so cool and cute

      1. pame

        Naomi, lookitsnyoh on ig

    54. Jessiely Lopes

      COMO EU AMO ESSE HOMEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    55. Annika Maxwell

      okay i am a huge larry fan but i would not be sad at all if harry and the orange haired girl got married and had a cute lil family while touring

      1. Tamisha Laura

        pls stop being weird, Larry is not real and homegirl has a bf 🙄

    56. Sunny M

      This is so beautiful omg

    57. flipnamese75

      💖💖💖🌻🌻🌻

    58. Ines Nouri

      So many warm and cozy feelings ♡

    59. Magda Arias

      his live performances will forever be a reminder of how immaculate his voice is

    60. Katreena Rago

      I DID NOT EXPECT THIS THE BE ACTUALLY BEAUTIFUL AND NOW MY HEART HURTS

    61. Graham Harger

      Can anyone identify the chords Harry uses in Watermelon sugar? Trying to learn myself.

      1. i am me

        You can find a lot of tutorial on youtube to play on guitar or ither instruments

    62. Chyra Strong

      They are all so wholesome 🥺😖🤧

    63. Mariane Aquino

      Who are the lucky people who get to watch the concerts at the studio?

    64. User User

      His voice is just magic !

    65. Thommy Harr Espinol Gamet

      “I’d....” lingering!!!

    66. Jerson Taguibao

      They're all incredibly talented, that's already a given. I just can't help but notice that the girl with the peach-colored hair is so pretty!

    67. bilias hour

      His songs are the types of songs that play whilst your in the elevator to heaven

    68. Amal Nubia

      I like the way the drummer's head was bobbing during watermelon sugar.

      1. bilias hour

        watching in the middle of quarantine. its my cure.

    69. Samira Jeovana

      I have to watch this at least 3 times a day

    70. 123 123

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="910">15:10</a> Adore You

    71. Fiona Anna

      So niiiice! Wonderful:)

    72. Elias Briggs

      Okay, I love Harry. I loved One Direction. I love this set, and its very good, I just have to know I'm not alone in this observation: Any other ex-choir kids pained by the unmatched vowel sounds during the chorus of Adore You? One of the band members was singing a folk/country-twanged "I" sound (as someone from the south, big mood.) and another was singing a contemporary pop/almost musical theatre-esque "Ah" sound, and while they both sounded really good, it caused the notes to misalign, and the harmony was slightly off. I KNOW if I hadn't spent every weekday between age 9 and age 17 in a choir room, I wouldn't have noticed.

      1. msfabulous242

        Elias Briggs seems to be they’re replicating Harry’s harmonies from the studio recording.

    73. Jessica Prado

      It would have been great if he introduced the band as Sarah's band

    74. mary

      the girl with the long earrings takes the songs to another level, love her voice ♡

    75. israa Gutta

      Is it bad that I’ve watched this video every night since it came out

      1. Tinker Bell19

        Ur not alone☺

    76. 4heartly

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="302">5:02</a> when he gets outta his mono-serious tone. So adorbs

    77. Ola Pszonak

      Women in white hair has incredible talent

    78. Alexis Yeoh

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="191">3:11</a> when that piece of hair falls

    79. nr4dd

      Very well done but six band members dies not a tiny desk make. I personally will miss the intimacy Make a new show called Big Desk?

      1. msfabulous242

        nr4dd as Harry said “it is what it is”

    80. lake picture

      Thank you for never showing the dude playing slide guitar